Day 2

Posted: January 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

That is right, today is the second day of 2015. How cool is that? I think it is extraordinary and I am really excited, but why? Ahh, thanks so much for asking, I would love to tell you. I am excited because of what for me the new year represents. See I say for me because new year or year is so subjective.

Being the super geek or nerd that I am I actually read up on the history or origin of the New Year celebration. Learning an institutions origin has always interested me and has helped me wrap my mind around the whole thing. I encourage you to do the same with New Years. I am not sure what you will take away there is a lot to be said about New Years. Some very interesting facts like the origin of the ball drop

“The actual notion of a ball “dropping” to signal the passage of time dates back long before New Year’s Eve was ever celebrated in Times Square. The first “time-ball” was installed atop England’s Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1833. This ball would drop at one o’clock every afternoon, allowing the captains of nearby ships to precisely set their chronometers (a vital navigational instrument).”

Interesting right? What I have taken away most from my semi deep dive into the New Year holiday is this’ Time itself only matters as much as we allow it to. Think about it for a second. Let the idea seep in. It will begin to make sense. Maybe a better way to make sense of the later statement is a quick mind exercise. Conjure up images of the most vibrant senior citizens you know. The guys or gals who are sharp witted and can school the “youngsters” in raquetball and golf. Now imagine the 36 year old that has done his or her share of “hard living”. You know the type, defeatist attitude every step comes with a groan and they exert as little effort as possible.  Now does the statement make sense? “Time itself only matters as much as we allow it to.” I would like to add to the statement. “Time itself only matters as much as we allow it to, and how will allow it to.”

The power of grattitude has been documented.

“The University of California Berkeley recently announced a $3.1 million research study on the power of gratitude. Through their Greater Good Science Center, they study the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and how we foster a more thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.”

See? Time really doesn’t exsist at least not in a physical way. The events that happened 3 days ago only happened three days ago because society has agreeded on the definition of a day and a year and a month and an hour and a second. This agreement gives me hope for society. If man and woman can get together and agree on time what else can we do working together? Peace? Clean up the enviroment? Flyimg cars? Anything is possible. I am choosing to be thankful for the oppurtunity to be part of what Man and women are calling 2015 and will do my best to contribute and enjoy every second of 2015 I encourage you to do the same.

Happy new year!!

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peace

john3c

 

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